Photos from Cape Cod, August 30, 2020 (Mostly Osprey)

On the 30th of August I did a long paddle on my kayak. I went up Bass River from close to Rt. 28 to Follins Pond with a few small detours both coming and going. The best detour was into Dinahs Pond, which can be seen from the highway, Rt. 6. About half of the shots on this post were taken there. Including the osprey with the needlefish, the osprey hitting the water and the cormorants.

Yes, I saw a lot of osprey that day! I took about 300 photos of osprey on that one paddle! I’m not sure if these are the best, but I do like most of them.

Quick comment about the osprey and half of a fish. I took a few photos that didn’t come out so well, of an adult osprey feeding its youngster (the same one in the photo gallery) a half a fish that looked a lot like this one,though this was later in the day.

As always, you can click on a photo to make it larger.

30 thoughts on “Photos from Cape Cod, August 30, 2020 (Mostly Osprey)

  1. dprastka

    WOW! I can’t believe how they fly with those fish! Beautiful photos and thank you for sharing. You make me want to get out there in nature more! Like visit more remote areas so I can find the wildlife in action. Your kayaking is the best!! ❀️

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! I do love being in nature, and watching the osprey is great. I have never seen one with a fish this long, but I think I have seen them with heavier fish – it is amazing how powerful they are to lift off out of the water with such huge fish!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! I have never been lucky enough to capture the moment the osprey hits the water, but I think it is cool that several seconds later there are still this many water droplets in the air!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Miriam. I do love watching the osprey catch fish, and it is always a plus when I have my camera with me. Doubly luck is that the bird flew around the pond for a few minutes before taking off to find a quiet spot for its lunch so I was able to grab so many photos.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. It is very cool to see them and I always feel lucky when I can witness one catching a fish or doing something else cool like that. Sometimes I feel a little silly carrying around the big camera while paddling, but capturing moments like these make it worth it.

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